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Weekly round-up: Project Helidon, Linkerd 2.0, Java, and Jib

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Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, we explored the new JAX Mag, Project Helidon 1.0, and Linkerd 2.2. Also, we explored the how Clojure and Kotlin are a great fit for the JVM, Jib 1.0 is ready for production, and more!

Honorable mentions

New JAX Mag issue: Crystal ball tech predictions for the year ahead

We started the year with a series of tech nightmares to keep you on your toes, but now it’s time to have a look at the most promising trends for 2019.

We’ve decided to ring in the new year with predictions from the tech industry’s finest. Today, we’re looking at data security, DevOps, DevSecOps, CI/CD, cloud computing, containers and serverless, all wrapped up in nostalgic reflections and hopeful predictions.

Fun fact: Most of the articles included in the current issue are written by JAX DevOps speakers so if you want to find out more about the topics presented in this JAX Magazine, you’ll have to attend their sessions. There’s still time to secure a spot in their talks; there are several different kinds of tickets available, so no matter what your needs are, there is sure to be a deal that fits you.

Happy reading!

Project Helidon ready for prime time: With 1.0 comes greater API stability

Project Helidon, a set of Java libraries for writing microservices was introduced in September 2018 but the big 1.0 is already here! The team has finished the API changes they’ve been working on over the last few months, which means that users should now expect much greater API stability.

Project Helidon was announced six months ago but this new open source Java microservices framework has already started taking shape. Version 0.11.0 was released last month and now the project is ready for prime time!

Linkerd 2.2 welcomes two experimental features, graduates auto-inject to be a fully-supported feature

Linkerd 2.2 represents the result of months of work so it’s no wonder that this release is packed with features. Plus, auto-inject is no longer experimental! Let’s have a closer look at all the goodies included in this release.

Linkerd 2.2 introduces a lot of important features, including automatic request retries and timeouts and graduates auto-inject to be a fully-supported feature. Furthermore, there are a few new CLI commands, which offer diagnostic visibility into Linkerd’s control plane. Find out more here.

Java & Co.: Clojure and Kotlin are a great fit for the JVM, report shows

Java makes the world go round! So we couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to take a look at the 2018 Java Magazine Survey featuring the responses of 10,500 developers. Let’s dig in!

In late 2018, a large Java developer survey was conducted by the Java Magazine and the results are in! Exploring the Java ecosystem in depth, this survey offers insights from 10,500 developers around the world. How are Java developers responding to Oracle’s new release cadence? What non-JVM languages do Java developers use the most? Let’s have a look at the most interesting highlights.

Jib 1.0.0 is fully ready and stable for production use

We all know that containerizing Java applications is anything but simple. But Jib is an open-source Java containerizer from Google that aspires to change that! In this article, we take a look at its first milestone release and its features.

Many months ago, we introduced Jib for the first time – an open-source Java containerizer created by Google that lets Java developers build containers using the Java tools they are familiar with. It builds Docker and OCI images for your Java applications and is available as a plugin for Maven and Gradle. Find out more here.

Ivy Renderer will be available as an opt-in preview in Angular v8.0.0

It has been a whole year since the last time we talked about the much-anticipated project Ivy Renderer. Our enthusiasm has been put on hold but a new blog post by the Angular team reignited the fire! Let’s have a closer look.

Some days ago, a new post on the Angular blog reignited our interest in the project and the anticipation to finally get some hands-on action. According to this post, there are plans to release and finalize Ivy in Angular v8.0.0. But what will Ivy look like in this upcoming version? Find out more here!

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